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Maureen Freely

Photograph by Andre Avanessian


Maureen Freely ’74, longtime translator of Orhan Pamuk, shares the nuances of bringing a text from one language to another.


Bob Dylan in 1965. Already, the classical world was starting to influence his writing.

Photograph from Granger

In a new book, classicist Richard Thomas explores Bob Dylan’s literary ties to ancient Greece and Rome.

November-December 2017

Portrait of Ashley Fure

Fure focuses during a July workshop for The Force of Things: An Opera for Objects.

Photograph by Marina Levitskaya/ Courtesy of Peak Performances @ Montclair State University

Composer Ashley Fure wants people to listen to noise.

November-December 2017

The front of the sleeve from a Dunster Dunces album, which included arrangements of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, as well as original compositions

Courtesy of Jonathan Aibel

A look (and listen) back at the Dunster Dunces


Members of the Asian Tour sing on the steps of Dubrovnik Cathedral in August 1967.

Photograph by Hal Gibbons

Fifty years after they sang their way around the globe as undergraduates, they returned to Cambridge with full hearts and voices. 


Though songwriter Dan Wilson mostly stays out of the spotlight these days…

Photograph by Devin Pedde

The Grammy Award-winning songwriter Dan Wilson reclaims his catalog.

September-October 2017

The entrance to the Naples Conservatory retains its former title, “Royal Conservatory.”

The entrance to the Naples Conservatory retains its former title, “Royal Conservatory.”  

Photograph by Thomas Forrest Kelly

A day at the Naples Conservatory


Before writing anything down, Robert Kyr composes his works—music and text—“internally,” he says, from start to finish.

Photograph by Kelly James Photography

Composer Robert Kyr embraces love, peace, and nature.

March-April 2017

In this scene from the end of the opera, The Count (James Lesu'i, a graduate student at The Boston Conservatory) begs the forgiveness of his Countess (Christina Bianco ’17).

Photograph courtesy of Jordan Hayashi Photography

With swankier digs and a new name, the undergraduate company continues an operatic tradition.